Roman Serra’s repertoire of imagery is wide ranging, incorporating naturalistic and geometric motifs. His work provokes an emotional and psychological effect on the viewer. To compose his images, Serra incorporates different physical techniques that leave unique marks. He is known for setting canvases ablaze and using his breath to draw with paint. His work makes reference to the urban landscape, pulsating with natural tones. The experience is an image that seemingly defies its’ environment. “I want my work to be an experience unfolding over time..” Serra was born in Detroit, MI. Currently he resides in Chicago, IL.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA-2008

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts MFA-2011


Roman has been awarded several significant corporate commissions


              2016 - Placement Accomplishments


Zidan Management - Somerset Place in Chicago. ( 9 pieces total)


Managed Way - Troy, MI (16 pieces total)


Undisclosed Financial Institution Corporate Headquarters, Chicago, IL



2016 -March Scope Art Fair NY - 639 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036


2016 May  Art Busan - BEXCO, 55 APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48060, Korea


Solo Exhibition   2016 May Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association - 16 W. Ontario Chicago, IL 60613


2012 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist

2010 Effen Vodka Artist Chicago Purchase Prize Winner